Council President Nancy Floreen to Meet With Media on Monday, March 8
She Will Address Tuesday Worksession on How to Improve Snow Removal Efforts, Gaithersburg West Progress, CIP, Recommended Budget Coming Soon from Executive
ROCKVILLE, Md., March 5, 2010—Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen will meet with members of the media on Monday, March 8, to discuss key items that will be facing the County Council and its respective committees in the near future. Among the issues she will discuss is the special worksession she has called for Tuesday, March 9, with County departments and representatives of utilities that serve the County on how procedures can be improved to lessen impacts from major storms.
Council President Floreen’s meeting with media members will begin at 11 a.m. in the SIXTH Floor Conference Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville.
At the briefing, she also will talk about what she is expecting from the County Executive’s recommended Fiscal Year 2011 budget that will be transmitted to the Council on March 15. The executive branch has indicated that the projected gap for FY11 budget had increased to $761 million.
Council President Floreen also will talk about the direction of the Gaithersburg West Master Plan. The Council has been aggressive in listening to residents and local governments on their views. Last week, she was among the Councilmembers who attended a meeting between the County Council, the Mayor and Council of Gaithersburg and the Rockville Mayor and Council concerning Gaithersburg West. On Tuesday, March 9, she is scheduled to attend a community meeting in Gaithersburg that will focus on the plan.
She also will address the ongoing discussions about the FY 2011-16 Capital Improvements Program. Council committees have been reviewing the long-term budget requests of County departments and agencies over the past few weeks. Council President Floreen will express the trends she is seeing from those worksessions.
Council President Floreen intends to hold regular briefings to help explain and expand on upcoming issues facing the Council and the County in general. Most briefings will be on Monday mornings.